Last year’s Brit Awards, like last year’s Oscars, came under fire from people who accused it of a lack of diversity because of there being so few nominations for BAME artists.
It looks as if the judges have got the message. There are nominations this year’s for Emeli Sandé, Leona Lewis, Skepta and Stormzy. Elsewhere there are posthumous nominations for David Bowie, who deep down you feel is going to win the categories he has been nominated in. Personally speaking, just as long as Radiohead beat Little Mix for the “British Group” award, I’ll be happy.
The X Factor’s Dermot O’Leary and Big Brother’s Emma Willis will attempt to host the ceremony, which has been known on more than one occasion to go badly wrong.
The Brit Awards 2017 are on ITV at 19.30.